Wander Out Yonder
30 x 175 cm
Selected for the Festival of Quilts UK 2022
Textile, wool felted and laminated with silk.
With our state borders closed due to Covid19, West Australians were encouraged to 'Wander out Yonder' and explore the spectacular landscape within our isolated state.
In the Wheatbelt, east of Perth, the farming communities only benefited from piped water from 2000. Still in use low walls on raised granite outcrops collect and channel water to a tank. Natural cavities, gnamma holes, also collect water and were in use before European settlement.
Wave rocks, dramatic stripes of colour dribbling down from overhangs were created from water action dissolving and re-depositing chemicals in the granite.
Merino wool fibre, paj silk, silk and bamboo fibres dyed with curry tree berries.
Sumi ink, silk dyes, posca pen.
Felted wool fibres, integrating panels of sumi inked pre felts.
Sumi ink line drawing, wax resist and silk painting, steam fixed.
Lamination of wool fibres and painted silk.
Sumi ink and painting on silk for backing.